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Julie Taymor Plans 'Transposed Heads' Musical Adaptation

Director Julie Taymor recently announced plans for an adaptation of Thomas Mann's "Transposed Heads." The film will feature a script by SPIDER-MAN book writer Glenn Berger and a score by Elliot Goldenthal, who worked with Taymor on "Across the Universe."

Taymor has previously worked on the piece for the theatre, as a New York City production. Taymor said of the work, "When it's a good story you just finding new things in it and there are only so many good stories in the world."

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Ms. Taymor has directed opera productions of The Magic Flute (now in repertory at the Met) and Oedipus Rex, Salomé and The Flying Dutchman. She is currently preparing for a Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Mr. Goldenthal's concert work includes Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio, which debuted at the Pacific Symphony with Seiji Ozawa conducting. In 1997, he composed Othello, for the American Ballet Theatre. Ms. Taymor and Mr. Goldenthal, deeply connected to Theatre for a New Audience for many years, together serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of the Theatre's Capital Campaign.

Ms Taymor's next Shakespeare-inspired film, The Tempest, will be released in 2010 and features a score by Mr. Goldenthal and stars Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou and Ben Whishaw.

 


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